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think that it's always on the move, and our -- i don't know how much energy to spend on being offended by my lee cyrus thinking she's black. like, i don't know. [laughter] >> right. >> i absolutely agree. one of the things that drove me crazy. i didn't watch it, i don't care. i was sick of hearing about my lee cyrus. we have so much to do, stop wasting energy on this girl, what she's doing. i think that, you know, the cultural appropriation question is one that bothers us, absolutely, that cultures are, you know, they are borderless. i mean, we live right next to each other, always cultures informing and influencing each other, and you're right is that there's so much new produced that one of the things that black culture does is it is constantly on guard, constantly creating and recreating something new. you mentioned justin bieber and robin thicke, is it, you know, and this is what you can tell young people is it's tired. it's, you know, we listen to it and say that sounds like robin gaye, r and b30 years ago, so it's right that there is a constant mobility in moving in the
venter's coming back, don't be too shocked. [laughter] but obviously even quote simple single eukaryotic cells have a lot more levels of regulation. but one thing you should be cognizant of is epigenetic phenomenon are still based on genetics. everything in the sale is coded for initially i the dna. the properties of the proteins and processes get their own specifications from that, and as a sales get more complex, those processes get more complex. there's an effort now, a european effort, to try to make the entire genome in a massive effort sort of like the public genome effort over the next five years to remake east, replacing all of the other chromosomes one at a time, but because everything evolves from the genetic code as soon as it gets read, the sale remakes everything that it is going to need. yeast and your carry-on going to be proper more simplistic. >> is protein decay similar to atomic decay? and does the rate of decay for certain proteins affect the use within the cell? >> it's similar in the sense that different proteins to have their own half-lives, determined largely by t
to mayor of las vegas. how did you become known as a mob lawyer? >> you don't start off as a mob lawyer. there's been authors who suggested i was sent out by mobsters to represent bob interest in las vegas. they did not have any particular casino here to take a little piece of it. i came out here with the expectation of not even practicing criminal law. i went into the das office of the clerk while doing similar work. i one day a fellow came for bankruptcy. i take care of him. we had met him. he was a car dealer in those days it was friendlier and the sense the sense you could talk to a car dealer not concern yourself with a suggestion that perhaps are taken out of the house, that kind of thing. one day he calls and says he'd like a bankruptcy. come on down. i had an office over a flower shop in the roses that wafted through the floor. it was very romantic. i think a church in $250. he was happy. i was happy. a couple weeks later, a phone call comes into the pit of the hotel where he was dealing the cards. the person on the end of the phone said, who is the best criminal lawyer las vega
'm speaking tonight. they don't have any complicated captions, so you don't have to worry about having to read them. but it's just so that we can see that we're talking about people and kind of get what i call the reality check. so, let's see, i have to kind of do it like this because i have to keep track. i'm going to start by telling you a story about something that happened in los angeles a few years ago. a group of health activists set up a kind of sidewalk clinic for day laborers, to test day laborers for hiv. and so a young man, omar sierra, was on the street corner that day, and he went to the clinic and sat down in the chair, and the nurse who was at the clinic, she tied him off and inserted the needle to draw his blood, and all of a sudden everybody saw these border patrol agents coming across the street. and so, of course, everybody ran. and omar, he tore off the tourniquet, and he pulled out the needle, and he got up, and he ran just like everybody else. and omar, he was lucky because he got away that a day. but a lot of his friends didn't. and so he went home, and he was very upset
. joyce carol oates is the author. ms. oates, we don't often have novelists on booktv on c-span, but this is historical fiction in a sense, isn't it? >> oh, yes. >> how so? >> well, i did a tremendous amount of research, and that was the most pleasant part of the writing into princeton and vicinity in the years 1905 or '6 when woodrow wilson was president of princeton university. >> host: what was princeton like at that time? >> guest: well, princeton at that time, it's a kind offal goer call representation of affluent white, christian america in general and princeton is sort of an exemplary community. and woodrow wilson has a cameo in your book, doesn't he? >> guest: well, woodrow wilson is a principal character, he's in much of the novel, and in a sense, it's about wood wilson. he's confronted by a demon. he's tempted and -- well, i shouldn't say what happens, but he behaves quite nobly in the novel. but he does represent many of the shortcomings of people of his time such as he was a racist, and he was a sexist and other -- probably his most principal problem was that he
be delusional, but they are not stupid. they understand that you don't telegraph your agendas because that turns people off. when i was young, stalin was alive, the slogan of the american communism party was -- it was not solve yet america dictatorship, take away the wealth, and distribute it to our friends. their slogan was peace, jobs, and democracy. there is a guru of the left sames saul, people are familiar with him by now, who said. there's one message of the book which is don't telegraph were agendas, lies. that is if you want to introduce a comprehensive state-run health care system otherwise known -- that's communism -- what you do is, first of all, you call it single payer, as though that's a benign thing. it's not benign if the state controls everybody's access to health care can decide what kind of health care you can get, what you can't, and knows all your financial and health information. that's a totalitarian state right there. second, don't sell it as a totalitarian system, but that you're going to insure the uninsured. you are familiar with the fact that obamacare is not going to
, and they may be right, they may be wrong but i would say that i don't trust any experts. and that's just my professional constitution. i'm hopeful often that once i do the research myself, and once i go to try to back it up, that i can demonstrate that that person was right. but i never take anyone's word, intel of done my own reporting. >> -- until i've done my own reporting. >> i just wanted to say, i spent an entire night last week reading nina's book cover to cover completely mesmerized. and it's hard to mesmerized at that level, especially given the way and and my background. >> who are you? >> my name is -- i have spent a great amount of my life so far on these issues, and when i started reading nina's book i was very effort. my heart was pounding because i could tell how fair she was trying to be and i was like, is jeffrey sachs going to get away with this? to me it's not a matter of jeffrey sachs. it's beyond him. it's an entire thinking class of people who never ever would ever imagine in the minds but africans, just like anyone else, are no different than anyone else. the only way
this product. you don't know at the time whether it's fantastic or not until much later on when it comes out of those barrels and it's put into bottles and you have either a fabulous vintage or a -- vintage and that creates tremendous opportunities. will it be good? will it be not so good? what will prices be like? colon math .. there are some rich futures in the asian markets. we have hat shrimp markets here. they didn't do well. i think frozen shrimp was trade here in the '60s. i know that canned tuna has been proposed as a commodity. didn't do very well. as a rule canned products don't do well. canned tomato sauce was proposed and tried and didn't do very well, went away quickly. i suspect that someone tries to bring back canned tuna, same thing. however, considering the sustainability issues around fish, i think there certainly could be a market. i could see salmon futures for one, interesting particularly fertile ground. >> so we have a food and beverage lawyer. i didn't know there was such a subcategory of law. we're learning so much today. okay. i see one more question there go ahead.
and work together. we don't need to go through 43 different attempts to repeal or deny people the access to health care. the affordable care act is a bill that was passed by both houses, sieb signed by the president and upheld by the supreme court. as problems arise, we should sit down and commit to work together. but republicans have to agree on the basic premises that health care is a right, not a privilege. >> other other issue: energy independence. what did you propose that is different? >> we have to wean off fossil fuels. investing in alternate energy resources while engaging in an all of the above strategy. we are getting to the point where we are exporting natural gas. but we have to have the all above strategy. not drill baby drill. >> who is the next generation of leaders in congress? would you like to be speaker of the house? >> i am focused on what is in front of me and that is doing the best i can for the 23ered congressional district. >> who is the next generation of leaders in the house? on both sides. >> there are a number of members on both sides of the aisle that are b
to the fact that people cannot get information. >> i don't believe that his for a minute. let me defend a journalism. i know the good old days were so good. with the reversal of glass-steagall or also was cited by a clinton futures that was the derivatives market they all happened in the ladies the media did not cover it in any way "the new york times" or the "l.a. times" the "washington post" was a church leaders of the regulation was lousy war after another the basically collapsed upon i of the guinier times "l.a. times" are "washington post" where reporting on weapons of mass destruction and see you could court -- clarify the old days of journalism had mccarthyism, segregation, we had lots of problems. it is true that old model of journalism that had some valuable thing is in its sending reporters around the world to cover the dues to pay a journalist is not something i appreciate we have laws that model the region have positive things in their place and as long as the internet is not shut down one reason i am concerned about privacy is i want people to trust online communication or
of the system if they don't owe how those swing in seven impressive to should not even approach it is already decided, you have a great shot and it note hill left thousand payback 32 years later where do you kept -- get this system the that is so set to throw away the leadership. >> they signed a release if everybody had to stand alan that is the key. there has to be an awful place heim field making field -- became prime gold was struck down so both sides and add to do it one unless level to raise money in the house of representative the majority have leadership pacs but another avenue to give money to candidates in you can as an individual. and also to raise this money for the leadership pac he does it is expected. >> host: review want to be a power broker. >> it takes so much to a m. if it is the destruction likely members were paid for speeches solo will schedule would revolve room to they can give speeches on mondays hit did have an impact to bandies because no more people that was a limitless level of raising money because that is a huge time consuming effort not to mention a distraction
? >> be a leader. he was annoyed by god. i don't think it's not uncommon for people to feel, politician and statesman. spin without giving away, can you tell us about the cursed? >> it really means the white upper class christian people who looked literally looked the other way when the ku klux klan was in new jersey and elsewhere. when black people were being lynched and harassed and tortured and murdered and the white leaders like woodrow wilson and many others just would not say anything about it. they wouldn't come out courageously to criticize it. they wouldn't do anything but it was basically community, see no evil, hear no evil and say no evil. so i thought there was a curse on the white race basically. >> and upton sinclair is in your book. >> upton sinclair was 26. he represents our younger generation. an interest in a quality among the races and sexes. that was also about women's race and women acquiring the vote. >> and jack london and grover cleveland. >> jack london is a friend of upton sinclair. they are both sources. >> where did future i just? >> my idea came because i c
their donors and to satisfy their donors and to make sure their donors don't feel that the money is being wasted. none of us wants to think when we give $100 to an organization that it's all gone missing or is being stolen or wasted. it was very disheartening for me to see what actually happened, the disconnect between the reality on the ground and what was being told in the official publications and press releases of the organization. >> i'm also now again going to quote from william easterly -- this is not working, sorry. easterly was not interviewed for the book by nina munk, but he is quoted briefly, and he mentions in his review the following. i am quoted at one point as remarking that sachs is essentially trying to great an island of success in to see if failure, and maybe he's done that, but it doesn't address the see of failure. actually, i got that wrong. easterly writes. munk even raises doubts about the island of success. i want to also quote from nina's book in this way. i think a key point, this comes up several times in her book, is the following on page 217. >> in other wor
about vietnam. i said it to kenny o'donnell and charlie bartlett, we don't have a prayer of staying in vietnam. those people hate us. they're going to throw our asss out of there at am any point but i can't give up the territory to the viet cong. every word of that comes from john kennedy's mouth. that's what he said. so, my belief is that he would have gotten out. but not frontally. he was conscious enough of the problems not to, for instance, good on television and say, my fellow americans, we can't win here. we just -- no matter how strong we are no matter how many people we put in vietnam, we can't win this because -- it's not central to american security. that domino theory i once espoused, the philippines will not be threatened if south vietnam fall, which was the belief of many policymakers. so he kind of stalls through '64. when the pt boats are attacked he does not ask for a gulf of tonkin resolution help doesn't want to be given a blank check because the hawks will demand i cash it. and in 1964 he has a second summit meeting with nikita khrushchev, which was on the table,
on their politics. >> now in previous books you have said that these tough love for liberals even though you don't love them, in this book -. >> yes. >> there is tough love for conservatives but you do love them. what is some of that tough love you just doubt on this book? >> the theme of this book is that life is a horror when democrats ran. [applause] it covers many many many aspects of that, the pension, the public-sector unions the crime rates oh new york city. it's about to find out what it's like when a democrat wins. and as a right at the beginning of the book whenever democrats get huge majorities in congress and have a democratic president really bad things happen to the country. after berry goldwater loses in historic landslide and footnote why did berry goldwater when -- lose in historic -- because he was a libertarian purists that voted against the civil rights act because it had restrictions on private business is. berry goldwater and i'm almost tempted not to defend him, goldwater's department stores or integrated before federal buildings in washington. he integrated arizona's gove
that trends that go up for a long time and then are flat for a long time don't go up again. they often go down. so you have to be worried about that. and women are held back by all kinds of external barriers. institutional, bad public policy, institutional barriers, sex schism discrimination, and all of that is really important. we're also held back by the internalization of stereotypes. so at my wedding -- which you were at my wedding, so you remember this -- my brother and sister stood up, and they gave a toast. they said, hi, we're sheryl's younger brother and sister, david and michelle, but we're not really, we're really her first employees. employee one and employee two. [laughter] because sheryl never really played as a child. [laughter] she just organized other children's play. [laughter] and everyone laughed. and it is funny. it was funny then, it's funny now. they said it with love, but there's something not funny about that too because what they were saying was with i was a bossy little girl. >> tell the truth, were you a bossy little girl? >> absolutely. the question is how do we ex
is i don't mean to be a killjoy. i certainly enjoyed my fair share of alcohol in my life. but one of the things that really alarms me, other than this data about young women, really alarmed me was the fact that the more professional, more educated you were, the more likely you are going to get into trouble with alcohol. in fact, you're one protector is a blue-collar job. that is scary because as women become more educated, as women are occupying the lion share of deceit and postsecondary institutions across north america and elsewhere, what's happening to us? why do we think we have two non-and vacate with alcohol? by this? it's more than just celebration. something is going really wrong. so that feminize drinking culture is alive and well. i just want to put up a hand in say, let's have a hard look at what's going on and know your personal vulnerabilities. i should've known with two alcoholic parents that i was pretty vulnerable. now whether you're vulnerable to breast cancer. you should really know what you're putting in your throat and take a hard look, just like with everythin
the people think you did the right thing. if they don't, that's the way it goes. [applause] >> i like your take on what we see as the shift in the wealth of the country to be very, very tiny percentage it's only gotten worse and worse and worse since reagan, the republican god. we see our discussion of us socials purity as an example for the wealthiest to impose any proposal to eliminate that cap. what could he do when the wealthiest have the power to create a tea party was founded with coke money. >> let's not distract from the myth of the grassroots movement at the tea party professes to be. corporate infused, no question. >> how can we trust those things? if we don't, we'll end up like some of the countries that did very well be an increasingly rebellious disenfranchised majority? >> i think your faith should have been restored with the reelection of president obama last year. and here is why. because that election between mitt romney and barack obama presented to vary this gene to clear paths down which americans could choose to go. the path of the republicans in the tea party extremis
include the column in which -- because i don't know if any of you ever watched it, i seriously could not miss it because it was so, it's like watching a car crash every night. and i went to cornell, you know, in california you probably don't know much about cornell. it's a large school, seven different schools. one of them is the ivy league school, the school of arts and sciences. there's also a school of hotel management, there's an agriculture school. if you want to be a farmer, it's one of the best agriculture schools in the country. but those are not are ivy league schools. there is a school of home ec. they set that one up because it was really far away, and it used to be an all men's school so they needed to get the gals there. this is actually a school, it's now called human ecology at cornell. the only reason i mention all is normally i wouldn't take joy in attacking someone else's educationallal achievements, except every night keith olberman would do it to someone else. so, you know, someone working for the bush administration who went to, i forget, some christian law schoo
in a relationship but i don't think all of my relatives know yet a funny thing in the chinese family the way information is passed around. the chinese lehr the christian in layer eight and between the two there is shame my parents have not exactly broadcast it to everyone. >> host: you have written a book whether or not jesus loves to. what is your christianity today? >> guest: and i attended a reformed church in brooklyn diamond older there isn't the faith of those goes through peeks and valleys i would be lying if i would say in his consistent. is a struggle. you look fatah or every confine evidence and then you have points but for a knee that tends to be nature to feel it pulls me closer. >> host: are you a christian today? >> guest: i would use that word sometimes i am troubled by the basics of the language. what do we mean evangelical? conservative? but christian is the right term. i follow jesus as best i can. >> host: so with your search what did you find with established religions religions, a christian religions and if that is acceptable? >> looking at american and christianity toda
for your liberal friends if you have any left. i don't. in conclusion. [laughter] that was just a test i wanted to see if i would get the applause that clinton got at the '88 convention went after 50 minutes he used those words in the place erupted not just a pause the celebration. but i digress. the book is several things. because it stands my career as a journalist from 1981 i started on the day ronald reagan was sworn into presidency, the three decades are historical and time of enormous fascination that it was my privilege to witness. the '80s in the reagan revolution from the age of holy terror and this is the fifth anniversary to the ambitious. with the '80s one column captures that the bass. so when they look back at that era when a long for it i said gosh i missed the cold war. but you get the joke. the point is there is a myth created after conservatism of the decade of the '80s and utterly destroy what was left of the soviet empire. but it would dissolve after the vietnam-era there was the total breakdown of the consensus i right about that because jim had mentioned in the intr
>> [inaudible] >> does anybody have any questions? don't wave those fingers at me. [laughter] no questions. harvey has one. >> i think you did an excellent job of. [inaudible] [laughter] >> thank you. thank you, everyone. >> there's a question here, maura. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> well, my question was what's the best story you didn't print? >> [inaudible] the best story i didn't print. i don't know, i think i got the good ones in there, i gotta tell you. sorry. good question though. anyone else? yes. >> is there a follow-up? [laughter] >> no. i lost enough of my life and had to start dyeing my hair after this book was over. [laughter] no. but it was really fun to be a part of kansas and get to know it. and, you know, i heard earlier today we talked about preserving the voices of elders, you know, and that is really, really important, and i was so happy that i got to do that, you know? it's your history. it's a part of what you grew up with and, you know? i was, it was really an honor to do. [applause] thank you. [inaudible conversations] >> you're watching boo
exactly the surface layer to look beyond what is actually going on that you don't actually see immediately. what i have tried to do in the book is to start that conversation that i had in my head where i started to say there is a deeper level than just the counter insurgency dr. not just about the insurgency fighting a government but a bunch of villages trying to get authority over other villages in the way people fight and also of the dynamics of conflict common not only to the insurgency but gains, militias, all sorts of non state groups that compete to control populations 24/7 over the planet were sown or not. but i started to realize what we do in afghanistan is a geographical fluke. bettis with the book ended up being about. we have gotten really, really good at dealing with non state armed groups in a very traditional and xenophobic society in remote rural villages with only landlocked mountainous environment with a population density very low the connectivity is almost nonexistent. if you look to the future of the plan at what will happen after afghanistan is over and we move to the
questions. don't worry. it i'm terribly death. >> it is in exorable, inevitable , i substantiate, austria, hungary. don't worry about it. could you elaborate on that? what was the relationship? >> alumnae. >> what did they say? >> no possibility. that is why the austrians on august the fifth, july the fifth, sent representatives from vienna to berlin to ensure ahead german support before they attacked serbia as they were terrified of the russians coming in against them on the run. there was one moment on the 28 in july when the kaiser and its chancellor suddenly had a crisis of nerve about what they were getting into and i'm suggesting that vienna should think about stopping. but on that same day the head of the german army was running things sent to another table, his own. my that stays the answer. >> the air power. aircraft played a critical role. it did occasionally happen. he really important. it would open in opporunity for the french. on the other hand, when the german army was approaching they believed the pilots and asserted quizzing. they refuse the important. there were able to
something scott said which i said earlier but so clear when you talk about letters. i don't know what is going to happen 200 years from now when we don't have handwritten letters as historians to look back on. maybe e-mail will be saved. it's written stay staccato. when people had the only means of communicating through letters. when you find the letters, it's the treasure. there was a military aid named archie butler and in those days the military aid was with the president all the time. teddy loved him like another son. taft adored him. when the break occurred he wrote letters every day to his family which are absolute gold. and he talks the way we know how deep that was for especially for taft. he recounted what taft was feeling as teddy talking about. calling him a fat head. and the relationship was so strong and finally he was supposed to take a trip in the spring of 1912, before the nomination thing began to heat up, and then at the last minute when teddy threw his hat in the ring, i had -- he decided i can't go. i have to stay with taft. he needs me. he didn't want me to know b
and they turn the sprinklers on for people to stop by and they don't like people poking in and it's almost like a compound. >> what you are talking about is actually the international headquarters near hemet in southern california. formally an old spot. .. that's the way i interpreted it. i think it's a really wonderful and amazing representation of his influence. >> host: janet in quincy, illinois, i think we have time to get you in. >> caller: thank you. my husband knew him. they worked together in 1958 the glacier park, montana. >> guest: you worked with whom? >> host: janet? janet, i apologize. i'm going interrupt you. janet, i didn't understand who your understand worked with? >> caller: they were working in glacier park in a lodge in 1958. >> host: who? >> caller: hebert. >> guest: okay. >> host: janet, very quickly, go ahead. >> caller: anyway. we wanted to know. you had earlier talked about him being in this compound. has anybody seen him? is he okay? that's my question. >> guest: yes. he came out recently for a funeral of a family member, and apparently talked to his brother. but then
] for those of you that don't know the national book award has been described as an award for books as the oscar if -- is two films. next to george is jeremy scahill. >> i have to follow that? it was the timing. >> jeremy scahill is a prolific investigative journalist and author. jeremy has been a long-time printer burned to the news program democracy now and as the national security correspondent for the "nation magazine". as a journalist jeremy has reported from all over the world including afghanistan, iraq, somalia, yemen and the former yugoslavia. he has twice won the prestigious george polk award for foreign reporting in 1998 for his investigation into chevron corp.'s role in the killing of two nigerian environmental activists and in 2008 for his new york times best selling book, blackwater the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army which exposes the private military contractor blackwater. jeremy's investigative work has led to several congressional hearings and has also resulted in jeremy testifying before congress on u.s. covert military actions. jeremy's newest bo
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publishers? we don't want to give up the presumably inconvenient thing we do. something as old as paginated written narrative. we don't want to lose heart in frank norris, the author of "naturalistic works of fiction" in the '60s. norris despaired of the western union telegram. ten words and stop. the twitter of today. he feared it was the end of literary discourse. people could express themselves completely in ten words. the human mind would eventually be inexcess -- assessable. that was norris' idea. but he also believed the typewriter was an the enemy of creativity and how much more was imparted to a sentence written by hand rather than machine. we don't want to be today's norris. silly fellow he was. as there are those today who think writing on a computer is the death of great fiction. writers thrive on adversity. and ever since god stopped writing and humans took over the task. but there are internet i did -- dianamic that challenge us. concerns in the interactivity one of the web's world waiving flags. the techies don't want to know that reading a book is an essence of interactivity.
inned advance as i don't say exactly the right thing tonight. [laughter] i have to -- there's another little true story. there's an element of vanity about these thing. i'm pleased and honored that so many of you come. like everybody, authors crave attention. we tend to be anonymous. there's not that many author you recognize if they became in to a room even though they might be famous and you admire them. you can say that about a lot of people. i'm sure john would love to be recognized. i know, i would and always have. and rarely a couple of times a year i get recognized on the street. they have the higher profile. i never get recognized in my own country. it's something i secretly graved for a long time. it so happens last month i was in colorado because our younger son got a job. there he graduated from a college in england a year or so ago and took advantage of his american passport to get a job as a ski instructor. a junior ski instructor in vail and works in the summer. these are kind of entry-level jobs. he's not being paid much. but he's having the time of his life and met som
. you can tell us the truth. >> i do think the commission got it on the mentally right. i don't believe there was conspiracy and i think oswald was the only killer. for me the interesting question is, why is it to this day 59% of people in this country still think there is an undisclosed or was an undisclosed conspiracy? i think it has a lot to do with the feeling that people can accept the proposition that someone has inconsequential as oswald could have killed someone as consequential as the president. and also, they are deeply troubled by the idea that there could be this sort of happenstance, this chance happening that after all this oswald was a ne'er-do-well that's got off the lucky shots and of course what is also neglected in this narrative is the fact that when kennedy was shot, the first bullet went through the back of his neck. he was wearing it backwards in the way he normally wore to deal with the terrible back pain that he normally had. if he hadn't been wearing that back brace that first hole at would have toppled him. the bullet that hit the back of his head and killed h
service credentials that no one can identify? i don't have an answer but i have explained it in the look. i have stuck to the facts. people can make up their own minds. >> without the importance of confidence and the united states senator but being a woman and how important it is to foster that in future women leaders or even moms. >> absolutely and i encourage young women to be involved and to step up front frank lee and i always say two graduating classes, i could never imagine i would have been running for the united states senate when i was in your position either but we have open the possibility of doing that because it is critical to have those examples and in governing institutions and all places in our society it's important to have women's voices reflected and women in our population. the second part of it is that they bring a different experience. that is also important to have that voice at the table. so anchorage them to think about it as a possibility in the future and those choices are sent to themselves and even for me as much that was passionate about politics the daughte
are quite recognizable to people in military communities that don't necessarily take account of what their actual daily lived experience is a doing the actual work of going to war. sometimes that meant that they had critiques of military order of war in general that were much more differently oriented and other times it meant that there was just sort of the sons of kind of failure of communication or a real challenge to think about, how to translate what's important are what's up getting talked about in one area and the other and vice versa. that's a great question. >> yes ,-com,-com ma in the last couple of years i have read and heard in the news a lot of soldiers being referred to as warriors instead of g.i.s or soldiers as in the past. to me that's quite a different concept and a totally different type of society than we are supposed to live in. what i'm wondering is if the soldiers themselves are referring to themselves as warriors or not? >> that is a great question. i have certainly seen that term used a lot in the media and in military language as well. and i would say it vari
essentially. .. wife and said i don't think i'm going to see you again, he thought he had to get out of that hospital and what would happen to the patients. >> which doctors this? >> he was -- he passed away recently, but he was a critical care doctor at memorial. >> he was there for the five days? >> he certainly was. and he felt it was the right thing to do but there were others who didn't. >> can you say that the doctors at memorial were euthanizing patients? >> well, the book, "five days at memorial: life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital", takes you into debt by euthanasia they hasten the death by euthanasia or medicines, order can be called death by murder. he arrested several because a year-long investigation took place and some of the staff who felt like, according to medical ethics and the laws of the land, according to the will of the family members who are present in some cases, that we don't do this. that there is a tradition in medicine the goes back to the time of hippocrates the doctors should not be in the role of hastening death and that is something that our med
americans from miles away and even today, publishers and agents and authors don't necessarily get along and there is built into the relationship and adversarial stance that a supposed result in the benefit to represent the author and obtain his or her best interest. she was by definition hostile and this includes complaining that agents struck at the heart of the courtesy relationship between authors and publishers in this includes a lack of copyright protection, feeling that agents threatened the integrity and stability of this time-honored relationship and they introduced the friction of market competition into the paternalism. and in addition to the pressures of ruinous competition and antitrust law and literary agency, the dramatic changes in american copyright law a direct impact on courtesy. in 1891, one year after the antitrust act, congress passed the chase international copyright act and the last granting full copyright protection to individuals, but legal protection came at the price of large concessions to american typesetters and plate makers and the chief among these was th
of crime, we don't celebrate we have the same feelings as anybody else. we are worried about certain kinds of crime but it is the land of support -- land of the pork. but then you look at the courthouse to see how little time is given to each case sometimes there were subtle disparities sometimes not. from your perspective you have to project to have the judgment said is a decent predictor of outcomes but yet as often as not that is a really hard to sing because sometimes you cannot predict the things that have been in courts and the random testimony of judges award juries. there is the of fairness. >> so really it is the problem that with my recollection with the former prosecutor's but but it depends on who you get and what judge you get sometimes let police officer in the demeanor they will give you a break and if not then you are toast. that seems to be the problem even going in to visiting said jails which is the random this kid you make it through the metal detector or not? that is what seems to be there on the side of prosecution smith the contributors our excellent but the reality
. .. because it's so cajon in and lovely and i don't think that you appreciate how wonderful the town is until you are away from it with such other experiences. i just want to ge give a few caveats before i start reading. i am not a spokesperson for the community. i am one of many actors that works in the field. some people much longer than i have been. i worked about a dozen years people have worked twice to tie i've been working and three times more experience, much more expertise. i don't claim to have all of the answers about these issues because they are very complex and challenging. i worked in a number of different contacts. there were different paths to spurrier can take. some people work in one or two countries for many years and some people work for one agency. i jump around a lot for my personality. so that fit me well. but there is a lot of different paths that this profession can take. a lot of people have said aren't you kind of young to have written a memoir? yes. hopefully this is in th isn't tf my career or the end of my life. these are observations i've had over the ten years
the book and said i don't like that man. she flew the book across the room. she pulled out the book then she showed it to me. she had actually marked every page of the book. she used to go through books with a pen just like this here, actually. and she would write noteds all over them. fortunately, she liked this book and i got the job. so i had the good fortune of working with lady thatcher's private office in london, which is not far from victoria station. ironically opposite the german embassy. she had strong opinions about the germans. and it was really actually a very small intimate office, actually. there only three of us on the private staff of lady thatcher's office on the political side. in addition there were a couple of secretaries. she had a assistant who was featured in the iron lady team. she had a security team and sir dennis had his office around the corner. he was affectionately known as dt. we would refer to lady thatcher as lady t. that's how we would traces her. she was actually her -- i have to say, a remarkably humble and kind person despite being one of the mo
though they understand that's what's necessary. and congress can't do it because they don't really understand the situation and their projects and their priorities are different than the indian situation. and it goes along, and the people end up just, everybody got used to the landless indians living in the enclave on the margins of montana communities, and living in poverty. and the people themselves got used to living in poverty as well, and so became a homeostasis. and if you just let it go, and didn't deal with it, if you ignore this, basically it wasn't there. and that's been the circumstance with the little shell, and social people and the current situation. what we never talk about in this country, the foundational issue in the creation of the american nation is the dispossession of aboriginal people of the land and the genocide that occurred in that, in that event, the ongoing event that actually remains a current issue. the little shell people is one of those stories, because it happened right on our border. and it shows the ethnic cleansing that went in. it shows how we d
to speak to you today. in you hear me in the back? is this better? to loud? i also want to make sure i don't speak too quickly. i get very excited about my research that i start to speak to quickly so i hope he will give me a signal if your ability to hear and if i should slow down a little bit. i am happy to be here. have actually we have done research together in the field in the ukraine a very special project that took many years to produce. not as long as this one but a completely different perspective from the eyes of one jewish me and, a polish jew wish to found himself in the middle of the mass murder. i just wanted to mention that. i wanted to mention that. the story of women is not what i went looking for. i went to the archives of the former soviet union in the summer of 1992 with a completely different question. that was rather typical going into an archive then find a file that is strange you're curious why is this year? you put it to on your desk and then think this will develop into something but i'm not sure. summer of 1982 the soviet union had collapsed in for me i saw that
, you might know hill as a regular panelist on "wait, wait, don't tell me." let's give him applause for that. very call. and as a contributing editor of atlantic monthly. today he has his newest work, "alphabetter juice. or joy of text." give him a round of applause again. >> finally, our last author, brad melt meltzer. give him a round of applause. brad meltzer is a hometown hero who made a career out of others seeing the hero in them. he has a popular history channel show. his latest book, history decoded, at the ten greatest conspiracies of all-time. and in his newes work, brad requests questions about what is really going on in area 51, and, did john wilkes booth really get away? meltzer is the number one "new york times" best-sell author of "the inner circle." i would be reis no -- brad and his wife brought theater to miami. his latest book just made the best seller's list, and without further adieu that brad is also my big brother, although biology would not reveal it. >> same haircut. >> over to you gentlemen. >> i'm his father. >> go forked. >> thank you so much. if your any
of 18 months he and his colleagues said why don't you do this, why don't you do that, they got me into it. i have benefited. i would like to think that i have put those benefits to good use and have put them to good use for myself, put them to good use for my family and put them to good use for society. you all have been very kind, very patient. .. >> especially public figures that have spent millions of dollars creating their own image. and so i think it is valuable sometimes to go behind that. so usually i am the one who is trying to get behind that and tell you what is going on. >> presidential history and american culture, kitty kelley sits down for your calls and comments live for three hours beginning at noon eastern, sunday on booktv's in depth. and look for other guests, including this feminism critic, christina hoff sommers and mark levine. >> this fall, booktv is marking the 15th anniversary and we look back at 2007. they have a legacy of ashes and the history of the cia. and this was given to angela roberts for the history of the english-speaking peoples since 1900. she
don fakeer, and we learn about the youngest governor in michigan's history. .. >> in 1830, and he was appointed as a territorial secretary at 19, which is a record probably that will never be broken. another record that certainly will never be broken was 1835 when at age 24, he was elected the first states governor. and in time the people of michigan and the people of detroit came to trust him as, even though a young person, a very skilled and dedicated leader. well, mason was regarded first of all by the people in his own territory as a bit of an interloper, just coming in from kentucky. when the logical thing for jackson to do what it into a point in michigan person, a detroit politician for the number two position in the territory. but because mason had made such an impression on jackson himself, they had met and jackson thought this young man had a lot of confidence in itself and a vision, so that i will appoint him. the strip of land that was dispute between michigan and ohio actually dated back to the northwest ordinance when that ordinance determined that the southern bound
. and i just lament. we are getting out of the big wars and big operations business right now. i don't see anyone saying we cracked the code on that. i do think -- i would like to make a distinction. i'm moderately optimistic that they want to defend themselves. will it be through purely the local defense course. it may be the case in some of the places. especially if the system for paying these guys breaks down. the u.s. goes away, which i think is an e quale right now looking a the the headline there's an e call chance we walk away from afghanistan. and that really makes my blood run cold. because there's been so much effort and sacrifice. not just military. a lot of civilian friends. people trying to help the place. and this country, our country, is very good at turning our back and walking away. my first book was actually for the counsel of foreign relations called "interstrengs or neglect." it was about central america. we have -- no. it's not on my rÉsume. it was a long time ago. we have a habit of going whole hog on something and saying we're out of time, patience, and money going
dreaming of this for my whole life. i'll go for free. you don't have to pay me. [laughter] get me tickets to the ballpark and a hotel in egypt and i'll take care of all threats. in fact, why don't we do it now? i cannot let you change your mind about this. i'm going to get a pen and record this in ink with you on the other end of the phone and she will confirm you are never ever, ever going to renege on this because you would break my heart. do you understand? absolutely. i came back to the phone and opened it to the right page and i made a noise and i can't believe that i can go to the world series this year because it so happens that my daughter is getting married that week. [laughter] and he was quiet for a long time and he said, look, bill, your daughter may get married again. [laughter] so i didn't get to go to the world series. the cubs and the red sox didn't get into it but he sent me the next year in 2004 when the red sox did break the curse of the bambino. it was the most joyous event in my whole life. outside of children and all the other things that i -- [laughter] and actually
have never asked my peers for their approval. >> host: why not? >> guest: i don't care. >> host: what would you like your legacy to be when it comes to what your work over the years has created? >> whatever it is it's going to be, i won't be here to know it so it really doesn't concern me that much. >> host: do you like doing television interviews? >> guest: sometimes. i wouldn't want to put a percentage on it. >> host: how well did you know milton friedman? >> guest: i was a student of his at one time. of course he was the reason that i was brought to the hoover institution with a book called knowledge and decisions. really one of the fine human beings. i often say if you were to ask me someone who has genius and common sense i was a milton friedman and then i would have to struggle to find another example. >> host: we have been talking this dr. thomas sowell at stanford university and here's his most recent book, "intellectuals and race". this is booktv on c-span2. husk of the chief correspondent of the "washington post" has a new book out on the 2012 election, collision 2012. dan b
everybody says what are you doing or why are you doing it. here's what we do. when we get together we don't -- to be a couple times we whine, but we actually say, it is much more important for this country that we defended this nation and take the beatings than it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. we would rather be here in front of you today telling you why we defended these programs than having given them up and have our nation or our allies be attacked and people killed. >> this weekend, intelligence officials defended the nsa surveillance program. this morning at 10 eastern. live sunday on c-span2 your calls and comments for kitty kelley, best selling author of unauthorized biographies. on c-span trees and american history to become each weekend in november remembering john f. kennedy. sundays at 3 p.m. eastern. >> and now from the 18th annual texas book festival in austin, texas, a discussion with author mark binelli. his book "detroit city is the place to be," and jeffrey stuart kerr, author of "seat of empire the embattled birth of austin, tex
don't go to school and make sure that the population doesn't continue the base that i of it is much faster the economic growth and none of those things can be addressed just by building relations between the american military personality and the pakistani. >>> i have been trying for i guess the last 20 something years to stop writing books. [laughter] i totally get it that i've worked for the ancestors, and i sometimes will field very free when i finished something. i remember finishing the color purple 30 years ago. i have had that scenario with myself many times thinking i am done. but anyhow, so this book i'm going to read first from a cushion in the road and how that came about, how did i come to think of the life that i lead which when i'm not on the road somewhere, it's so quiet. it's so meditative and so happy with me and my sweetheart who is a musician. one of the ironies of life of course is that i am required so much that i fell in love with a person that plays trumpet. [laughter] life is always just coming to know, telling us who do you think is in charge? [laughter] did
on a negro league convention there. one of the old i'll players came up and said most people don't know it de la cruz pitcher played with me on the stars. so here you have a case for tommy de la cruz started in the negro league was signed and by joe cambria for the baseball club and never disappear in the regular season. but he does eventually show up in 1942 itching for the cincinnati reds. what i found in the book was about a dozen cases of ballplayers who started in the negro league's and moved into the major leagues. the purpose of this is not to say that these men preceded jackie robinson. the color line was still there. what they showed us how the color line is being manipulated throughout this time and how notions of racial difference are plagued upon by executives and major league teams to broker access into major league this fall. >> we and our look at baseball with columnist george will. mr. weld appeared at the very first book festival in 2001 to discuss his book, bonds. camden yards, pete rose and other reflections on baseball. here's a portion of that event. [applause] >> my marc
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